This is it! Our fifth super mondo championship match has arrived, and some stiff competition is coming to close out the season. Aaron, Brigid, and Seth all bring their A-game to three rounds of pop culture trivia to test their mettle. Round one is our kookiest musical game yet, celebrating movies with U.S. cities in their titles, as well as the songs of Kander & Ebb. Then round two shifts over to TV for a “Characters Welcome” round about bosses and employees. And a great lightning round finishes up the season in style.
Let's Go To Work
Who's gonna best slay the dragon?
U.S. City: The Musical
Identify the movie title with an American city name in its title. Clues are sung to the tune of a number from Chicago.
Like A Boss
Figure out who's the boss and who's the underling then name the TV show they are from.
Questions about 80s sitcoms.
Questions about pop culture characters and people named Steven.
Questions about musician Taylor Swift.
An interview slash road trip taking several frigid days.
One writer's condescension met with intermittent praise.
While listening to R.E.M, they'll probe into the past.
But never quite discover why the jest was all so vast.
Set in wintertime, the movie The End of the Tour tells the story of author David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) interviewing author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) at the end of the book tour for his novel Infinite Jest. This story was previously told by Lipsky in his 2010 memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becomg Yourself. There is mutual admiration between the two writers, but it's also fraught and tension, defensiveness, and intellctual one-upsmanship. One of the semi-climactic confrontations between them is set when Wallace has put on an R.E.M. record in his home.